Note – This is a provisional calendar only. There may be revisions, an advanced entry system and limits on the number of competitors, depending on government and Cycling Ulster restrictions.
Ards Cycling Club organises a full programme of club races for its members from April through to September. Time trials, where riders race individually against the clock, are a great introduction into the world of bike racing. When you get fitter, and more comfortable riding in a group, then you might want to try our club road races as well.
Most races take place on Tuesday evenings – the full draft 2021 calendar is listed below. Links to the courses, and the results, are on the calendar. Various trophies are awarded annually for competition in club races. Click here for more details of these. We’ll try to keep an up-to-date list of leaders in the results pages against each race. Finally, we award medals for riders reaching certain standard times in time trials. For a list of the standard times for each age group, click here.
2021 Club Calendar
|5 Mile TT||30 March, 6:30pm||Donaghadee Road||5 miles|
|10K Straight In TT||6 April, 6:30pm||Greyabbey||10km|
|10 Mile TT||13 April, 7pm||Millisle||10 miles|
|5 Mile TT||20 April, 7pm||Donaghadee Road||5 miles|
|10 Mile TT||27 April, 7pm||Millisle||10 miles|
|Road Race||4 May, 7pm||Ballygowan Circuit||26 miles|
|10 mile TT||11 May, 7pm||Millisle||10 miles|
|Road Race||18 May, 7pm||Carrowdore||27.5 miles|
|25 Mile TT||25 May, 7pm||Millisle (tbc)||25 miles|
|Tour of Ards||29 May, 11am||tbc||tbc|
|10K Straight In TT||1 June, 7pm||Greyabbey||10km|
|Magreechan Cup||8 June, 7pm||Millisle – Ballyhalbert||16.6 miles|
|Town Centre Races||16 June, 7pm||Conway Square||Various|
|Hill Climb||22 June, 7pm||Scrabo carpark||1.75 miles|
|2-up 10K Straight In TT||29 June, 7pm||Greyabbey||10km|
|10K Straight In TT||6 July, 7pm||Greyabbey||10 km|
|Road Race||13 July, 7pm||Orlock||24 miles|
|10 Mile TT||20 July, 7pm||Millisle||10 miles|
|Road Race||27 July, 7pm||Carrowdore||27.5 miles|
|Champ Of Champs TT||1 August, 9.30am||Saltwater Brig Course||25 miles|
|10K Straight In TT||3 August 7pm||Greyabbey||10 km|
|Road Race||10 August, 7pm||Ballygowan Circuit||26 miles|
|Trail Quest||17 August, 6:30pm||Comber (tbc)||75 minutes|
|5 Mile TT||24 August, 6:30pm||Donaghadee Road||5 miles|
|Hill Climb||31 Aug, 6:30pm||Bradshaw’s Brae||1 mile|
|Tour of Strangford||12 Sept, 10am||Ards Bowling Club (tbc)||50/80 miles|
|10 mile TT||25 Dec, 10am||Portaferry Road||10 miles|
For calendars and results from previous years, click here.